28049 Wixom Rd.
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 504-5080
Fax: (248) 504-5070
With a beautiful garden and a Roman-style mausoleum, Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens is a cemetery where loved ones of all kinds, whether they be army officials or a beloved pet, are buried. Burials have taken place here since the early 20th Century. Designed by the Midwest Memorial Group, the cemetery itself is an expanse of garden landscape with tall, shady trees and a lake with pristine, still waters adding to the beauty of the gardens. The gardens are a thing of beauty, especially in autumn when the leaves on the trees leaves turn fiery red and gold.
Pavilion Shore Park, located on the southern shore of Walled Lake is unique both in terms of environmental and historic terms. The park, which has several trails for biking and walking, a picnic area, a pier for fishing and many more facilities, was once the site of the Walled Lake Amusement Park and the Walled Lake Casino. The park had functioned during the early 1900s and casino, which was built in 1917 and destroyed in a fire in 1965, hosted many important musical groups of the time. Today, the area is under the protection of the Pavilion Shore Conservancy, an organization which is dedicated to preserving the ecological balance and historic heritage of the park.
Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill has a long history in the city of Northville. It's the second oldest business in the city and has been in operation since 1873. During a visit, sample as many apple products as you can, including caramel apples, apple butter, and apple cider. Gorgeous grounds contain beautiful trees and a stream where adorable ducks reside.
The James F. Atchison Memorial Park, located near the Municipal Center, is a popular city park in the New Hudson community. Open everyday from dawn to dusk, it is frequented by the old and young alike. October of 2011 saw another feather in this park's hat when a Landfill Sculpture Park was initiated here. The first sculpture to be installed was the Mephisto, designed by John Sauve which inspires many photographers. Sauve would be working on other artworks that will adorn the place soon enough.
This charming little track in the western suburb of Northville is the winter site for harness racing in the Detroit area. Racing begins in October, as soon as Hazel Park Raceway closes, and continues to the beginning of April. With some exceptions, racing is five nights a week, with the track dark Wednesdays and Sundays. Bettors can wager on other races from around the country. Views of the track are better in the 3000-seat grandstand than in the 1500-seat clubhouse. The track has been in operation since 1944, but renovations have kept it modern-looking.
4,357 acres (1,763 hectares) of natural beauty make up Kensington Metropark. Kent Lake is in the center, and offers opportunities for fishing and swimming in the summer. There's also horseback riding, an 18-hole golf course, a nature program, and a working farm for visitors to enjoy. Explore eight miles (13 kilometers) of trails where you can hike, ski cross-country, or bike. Wintertime brings its own diversions with sledding and tobogganing hills.
Purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976, Greenmead is a historic farm that represents the agricultural legacy of Michigan. The site includes a historical village and many recreational facilities. More recently, it has also been used as an event venue featuring major events in the city.
Enjoy a fun day out at Volunteer Park, indulging in a spot of soccer, volleyball and baseball among other sports. The park is well-equipped with many sports facilities and is available to all. The fresh air and green environs are also inviting. Come here to spend some tranquil moments with Mother nature.
If you are looking for a place where you can practice your golf skills then your search ends at the Oasis Golf Center. Here, amateur as well as professional golf enthusiasts can polish their abilities at the spectacular Golf Dome or at the driving range. The Golf Dome at the Oasis Golf Center is the only one of its kind in Wayne County; it's large enough to accommodate many golfers and leaves no room for complaint. With more than 150 tee stations, artificial and natural grass, the driving range gives an authentic golfing experience. The place also offers miniature golf so get your little ones along and watch them hone some golfing skills.
Located in the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve, the West Bloomfield Trail goes for 4.25 miles (6.83971 kilometers) through the 28 acre park (135520 yards). In the winter cross country skiing is a common activity on the trail. Wildlife watching can occur no matter the season.
The Henry W. Baker House is a fine Italianate structure in Plymouth, Michigan. This house served as the residence of Henry W. Baker, and is declared as a Michigan State Historic Site. This mansion was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Livonia Civic Center Library is one of the largest in town. It features a plethora of interesting books and rare publications, and has wireless internet access. This public library is also the venue for an array of children’s programs, workshops, concerts and community events.